Big Home, Small Home: How the Size of Your Space Affects Your Protection Plan

home-300x225 From small apartments to mansion-style homes with ten or twenty rooms, where you dwell requires a different approach to your home protection plan. Depending on the size of your house, you might invest in different types of security systems, automatic door/window locks, motion sensors, automatic lighting, and a host of other options. Before investing in any of those products, you’ll need to evaluate your space and think about the best options for your personal living situation.

More Points of Entry vs. Fewer Points of Entry

As a rule of thumb, more points of entry in your home generally means you’ll have to up the ante with your home security. The more places to enter, the more vigilant you’ll have to be at keeping them blocked off. When you own a smaller home or apartment, and only have one or two points of entry, it’s not too difficult to remember to lock both doors when you leave and when you get home. If you have more doors, however, you might want to consider an automatic locking system you can control from your smartphone so you can rest assured that all doors are locked.

The Bigger the Space, The More Help You’ll Need

In a small home or apartment, your ears can be as useful as any monitoring system when it comes to detecting unusual or suspicious noises. From there, you can respond. But with a larger house—where there are seven or eight rooms and several levels—you can’t always trust your senses to know what’s going on in your home. That’s when monitoring and motion detectors can be especially helpful. With those detectors, you can know what’s going on at all times. Naturally, this doesn’t let small homeowners off scot-free. What happens when you’re away from home? Owners of small homes and apartment dwellers can also benefit from motion sensors and smartphone alerts from their security system.

Multi-Level Homes

Homes or apartments with multiple levels will require different strategies when it comes to home protection. Every window offers a point of entry. And if there are trees near your home, branches, or others ways to climb up the house, you have to worry about covering your bases upstairs as well as downstairs. You might want to consider paying more attention to your yard security with motion sensor lighting, so that you don’t have to worry about upper levels.

Garages, Sheds, & Off-House Structures

So far, we’ve only talked about your living space and not the other spaces you might own like barns, sheds, and garages that aren’t attached to your home. When considering a protection plan, you want to evaluate these spaces, too, to determine how your current system can be expanded. Just as you need to think more about protection when you have multiple entrance points, you need to consider these separate structures as points of entry. Smart garage locks can send notifications to your smartphone if a door is breached, and will make sure you know what’s going on even when you aren’t in these structures. Each home is different, and it’s hard to qualify homes in simple terms of “big” or “small,” so evaluate your home’s need for a protection plan based on its specific qualities—points of entry, multi-level or single-story, as well as what off-home structures you own. Cover all your bases and you can take comfort in knowing you’ve made it almost impossible for intruders to break in. Want to learn more about what security solutions are good for your home? Call Protect Your Home at 1-800-580-1342 today!
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